In a virtual briefing, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña presented their study on the use of VCO as a supplement for the treatment of COVID-19.
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Scientists carrying out research on the impact of virgin coconut oil on people with COVID-19 say the oil appears to be a viable treatment for the lung disease caused by the coronavirus.
A Philippine study found that virgin coconut oil may help COVID-19 patients in the early stages of infection or when the load of the virus remains low.
Coconut industry stakeholders are upbeat on recent trials that show coconut oil has strong potential in fighting Covid-19, as this may provide a much-needed boost to the industry where the country has an advantage.
Synbiotic is the combined action of probiotics and prebiotics which is beneficial to the host by increasing the survival and deposition of viable microbiological nutritional supplements in the gastrointestinal tract. This action stimulates the growth and/or metabolism of beneficial live microorganisms. Their joint action on the animal body is much more effective than the use of probiotics or prebiotics alone.